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America's top tri coach, Joe Friel, has a simple 12-week training plan for you. In just 4 hours each week, Joe will prepare you for your first sprint-distance triathlon so you can race, finish, and enjoy one of the world's greatest and most popular athletic challenges.

Your First Triathlon removes the intimidation factor. You'll get the knowledge you need to be comfortable and confident on race day. Look inside for tips on how to:

  • Get Lean - easy guidelines to achieve your optimum weight
  • Eat Smart - what to eat, whether training, racing, or recovering
  • Gear Up - which stuff is worth the money while you get started
  • Build Strength & Flexibility - 8-step routines to keep you injury-free

If you're a swimmer, runner, or cyclist, Joe will help you build on your foundation as you increase stamina in your weaker sports. Starting from scratch? Joe's got the perfect plan for you, too. All of Joe's workouts are easy to understand and practical, so you can spend your time and energy on training.

Get set for your first triathlon today with Joe Friel, America's #1 authority on the sport of triathlon.

The Road to Your First Triathlon

  • Swim .5 miles and make every stroke count
  • Bike 13 miles: find more power
  • Run 3.1 miles: stay hydrated and prevent injury
  • Plus: how to choose your first race, triathlon lingo, skills, drills, workouts, equipment checklists, and race day tips that will save time

Joe Friel has coached competitive and professional triathletes for more than 25 years. His previous books include the best-selling Triathlete's Training Bible and Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge.

Synopsis:

Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes because it makes preparing for sprint triathlons fun and easy. This clear and comprehensive book prepares aspiring triathletes for the challenge of their first tri through a simple, 12-week training plan that requires fewer than 4 hours a week. By race day, you’ll have the confidence and fitness to enjoy your first triathlon: swimming a half mile, riding a bike 12 miles, and running 3 miles.

Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes already experienced in swimming, cycling, or running. The easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will slowly but surely build you into a triathlete. As you build endurance, Joe Friel’s technique workouts will improve your speed and efficiency. Helpful tips will ensure you’ll know how to handle problems like a flat tire, soreness, and how to navigate questions about etiquette in the pool or on a group ride or run.

Joe simplifies the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport with his smart advice on gear, how to prepare a transition area, finishing a stress-free swim, and ensuring that race day goes as planned. Joe offers tips on choosing a beginner-friendly triathlon and then walks you through your entire race week covering packet pickup, knowing the course, the pre-race briefing, what to eat for breakfast, check-in and body marking, how to set up your transition area, warming up, what to do in unexpected weather, a smart race plan, and what to do after you’ve finished your first triathlon.

Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling resource in the sport and now his trusted advice is available to help you enjoy your first triathlon.

Synopsis:

Every year thousands of people decide to take on a sprint triathlon for the first time. Now USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach Joe Friel provides a complete guide to finishing that first triathlon. The same principles and training methodology that the pros and committed triathletes rely on are presented here in language that a beginner can easily understand. Friel maps a course to prepare for a sprint-distance triathlon in 12 weeks, with five hours of training each week, plenty of rest, and the beginnings of a lifestyle marked by a commitment to health and fitness and personal growth. "Your First Triathlon provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, and instruction that first-timers need. Joe Friel is known for his thorough approach and with his help, what may have begun as a challenge to complete a sprint triathlon will grow into a love for this demanding yet rewarding sport.

About the Author

As an age-group competitor, is Colorado State Masters Triathlon Champion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1: Your New Challenge

Your Tri Goal

History

Race Distances

Your First Race

The Newbie

Can You Do It?

Chapter 2: Your Triathlon Lifestyle

Life as a Triathlete

Motivation

It's Okay to Stop Sometimes

Sleeping Your Way to Better Fitness

Do You Need to Lose Weight?

Getting Older Slower

Chapter 3: Your Nutrition

Fueling before Exercise

Fueling during Exercise

Refueling after Exercise

Eating during the Rest of the Day

Chapter 4: Your Support

Emotional Support

Motivational Support

Technical Support

Informational Support

Chapter 5: Your Swimming

Form--Not Fitness

Where to Swim

Fear of Water

Swim Stuff

Chapter 6: Your Biking

Dusting Off the Old Bike

Buying a Bike

Bike Fit

Bike Stuff

How to Ride a Bike

Bike Safety

Group Riding

Hills--Ups and Downs

Chapter 7: Your Running

Running and Walking

Group Running

Staying Healthy

Where to Run

Hot Weather

Running Stuff

Chapter 8: Your Muscles

Where Do I Find the Time?

Getting Stronger

Strength-Building Routines

How Much Weight to Use

Strength-Building Exercises

Strength Phases

Becoming More Flexible

How to Stretch

Stretching Exercises

Chapter 9: Your Training Plan

The Big Picture: How to Get Fit

Your Training Plan

Beginner Plan

Swimmer Plan

Cyclist Plan

Runner Plan

What to Do When Things Don't Go Right

Chapter 10: Your High-Tech Gear

Heart Rate Monitors

Power Meters

GPS Devices

Back to the Future

Chapter 11: Your First Triathlon

Choosing and Entering a Race

Race Week

Race Day!

After the Race

Epilogue

Appendix A: Triathlon Lingo

Appendix B: Swim Workouts

Appendix C: Bike Workouts

Appendix D: Run Workouts

Appendix E: Combination Workouts

Appendix F: Strength Workouts

Appendix G: Checklists

Appendix H: Newbie-Friendly Races

Appendix I: Triathlon Resources

Index

About the Author

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931382854
Author:
Friel, Joe
Publisher:
Velo Press
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Track & Field
Subject:
Triathlon
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Cycling
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Track and Field
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060512
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
223
Dimensions:
8.92x6.08x.60 in. .86 lbs.

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Your First Triathlon is the best-selling book for beginner triathletes because it makes preparing for sprint triathlons fun and easy. This clear and comprehensive book prepares aspiring triathletes for the challenge of their first tri through a simple, 12-week training plan that requires fewer than 4 hours a week. By race day, you’ll have the confidence and fitness to enjoy your first triathlon: swimming a half mile, riding a bike 12 miles, and running 3 miles.

Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes already experienced in swimming, cycling, or running. The easy-to-use plans include achievable swim, bike, run, and optional strength workouts that will slowly but surely build you into a triathlete. As you build endurance, Joe Friel’s technique workouts will improve your speed and efficiency. Helpful tips will ensure you’ll know how to handle problems like a flat tire, soreness, and how to navigate questions about etiquette in the pool or on a group ride or run.

Joe simplifies the complexities of the swim-bike-run sport with his smart advice on gear, how to prepare a transition area, finishing a stress-free swim, and ensuring that race day goes as planned. Joe offers tips on choosing a beginner-friendly triathlon and then walks you through your entire race week covering packet pickup, knowing the course, the pre-race briefing, what to eat for breakfast, check-in and body marking, how to set up your transition area, warming up, what to do in unexpected weather, a smart race plan, and what to do after you’ve finished your first triathlon.

Joe Friel is the coach experienced triathletes trust most. His book The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling resource in the sport and now his trusted advice is available to help you enjoy your first triathlon.

"Synopsis" by ,
Every year thousands of people decide to take on a sprint triathlon for the first time. Now USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach Joe Friel provides a complete guide to finishing that first triathlon. The same principles and training methodology that the pros and committed triathletes rely on are presented here in language that a beginner can easily understand. Friel maps a course to prepare for a sprint-distance triathlon in 12 weeks, with five hours of training each week, plenty of rest, and the beginnings of a lifestyle marked by a commitment to health and fitness and personal growth. "Your First Triathlon provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, and instruction that first-timers need. Joe Friel is known for his thorough approach and with his help, what may have begun as a challenge to complete a sprint triathlon will grow into a love for this demanding yet rewarding sport.
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